So Jim and I saw the final two episodes of Castle Rock, and unfortunately for any Bald Movers that walked away as fans looking forward to season two, we’re not among that number. We’re not upset with the people who do like the show, as it’s charms are evident; it looks great, boasts an incredibly talented cast, and cribs from very highly regarded plots and material by genius of horror Steven King that should add up to a mystery box show that we’re desperate to open. Maybe that’s the problem, that we’re not as steeped in King lore, so we don’t connect as much to this material? Or maybe we just don’t have faith in the show runners to give us a satisfying end? Ultimately a show either grabs you or it doesn’t, and we flat out slipped through Castle Rock’s creepy grasp.
We’re back to finish up (?) our coverage of HBO’s Sharp Objects, and discuss our thoughts on Hulu’s Castle Rock through S01E08 (00:26:04). Next week we’ll be back to start our coverage of the second season of HBO’s The Deuce.
A.Ron returns to give his thoughts on the finale episode “Abbadon’s Gate”, before Jim joins in to talk about our thoughts on the season as a whole. We discuss our hopes and fears for season four, the transition to Amazon, and consider a ton of feedback before signing off for the year. It’s going to be a long wait, ya’ll.
Season 8 of The Walking Dead is finally over and we’re doing a wrapup podcast to commiserate with the fans who have hung in there. Thanks to everyone who has been listening and supporting us for the past 6 years of coverage. We’ll have some more information on the future of Walking Dead at Bald Move in early 2018. Stay tuned.
In a bonus wrap up SpoiLore episode for Game of Thrones season 7, A.Ron is joined by Kim Renfro, Senior Culture Writer for INSIDER, to discuss our thoughts on season 7 as a whole, leaks, how production spoilers impacted our coverage of this season, and what we think about the far off season 8. Be warned, at the very end of the episode we do dish a bit on the last remaining unconfirmed leak for this season, which may come up next time. If you’re a serious spoiler-phobe, make sure you shut off the pod when we get to that point. If you need more Kim in your life, check out her podcast series, Showrunners, or follow her on Twitter. Our regular edition of SpoiLore will be out tomorrow!
Season three of FX’s Fargo has proven to be another polarizing season among the fan base, and for once, we’re on the sweet side of it! We loved the ambiguity and economic and political themes this year, and thought the villain was one of the all time greats. And quite a few more people last week agreed with us, but there are still a lot of people that hate it. I don’t think I can move you from one camp to another, but if you’re on the fence? Maybe we can help you do what we know you want to do, which is love Fargo. That’s what this wrap up is about, explaining the inexplicable, embracing uncertainty, and advocating for personal responsibility in a world full of people shrugging with their hands in their pockets. Speaking of ambiguity, we’re not sure when Fargo will be back, if it’s back at all, but we hope to see you soon because Bald Move is here to stay, aiding your enjoyment of the finest and most fun television and movies. So… see you around? You betcha!
Jim and A.Ron discuss their feelings about SyFy’s season two of The Expanse. Should you be watching it? What worked? What didn’t? What are our hopes and fears for season three?
Jim and A.Ron say goodbye once again to AMC’s The Walking Dead, but first, we have some things to get off our chest and a ton of feedback from our fellow fans to share. What lane does the Dead need to stay in? How long can it last? How big a star is Andrew Lincoln, anyway? Will the War with Negan last 8 episodes, or 16? Just how many episodes of Trash People backstory will we be inflicted with? Should Gimple and company just let Heath go? All this and more will be discussed!
The first half of season 7 wasn’t exactly what we hoped for but it should have been what we expected. We dip into the feedbag one more time for the year to consider what we’ve seen and what’s to come. We’ll be back in February in some capacity so until then, enjoy your holiday and have a great 2017!
Jim and A.Ron put season one of HBO’s Westworld in cold storage by talking about our overall thoughts, opinions, and hopes for next season. Then we consider a giant sized mailbag where we discuss scalp maps, the nature of consciousness and free will, the impact of self aware robotic hosts on fast food chains, and much more. We’ll be back whenever Westworld returns, but we never really go away. In 2017 we have an early line up including The Leftovers, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, among others. Hope we see you around!